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australian rowers profiles and history

B C (Bus) Jones

Civil Service Rowing Club (VIC)

A leading sculler and coach in early Victorian rowing.

Thomas Colles wrote an essay on rowing in Victoria in 1860s which was included in John Lang's book The Victorian Oarsman and which included the following insights into Jones.

Was not an oarsman, but shone as a sculler. He astonished everyone in his day by the pace he could get out of his boat. He held the Challenge Sculls for two years. Mr. A. F. Ross picked and coached him.

Known rowing record

1868 - Melbourne Regatta, Maiden Gig, two seat - First

1869 - Melbourne Regatta, Championship Sculls - First

1871 - Melbourne Regatta, Championship Sculls - First

Andrew Guerin
January 2023

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